Legal Blog: Grand Jury Investigations

A Novel Criminal Offense for the Novel Coronavirus: Hoarding and Price Gouging Under the Defense Production Act

Hoarding or charging excessive prices for precious medical supplies during a public health emergency can earn you social opprobrium but did you know it could send you to prison as well? In our capitalist society, we don’t normally think of such things as charging inflated prices as criminal matters – your customers will punish you themselves by going to the competition.  However, when the merchandise

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Taking the Fifth Amendment as a Witness Before a Federal Grand Jury

If you are subpoenaed to testify before a federal grand jury, one important question is whether you can or should invoke your fifth amendment right against self incrimination. The Fifth Amendment is one of the most famous provisions of the constitution. It protects people from being forced to give testimony that could later be used to prosecute them. But how

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